This milestone deserves a little moment online.
Last week, we passed our FINAL inspection.
HOORAY!!! At last!
Just two day after a birthday, it felt like the cherry on top of it all. Really.
It's been a long 5-year journey to see the house from the beginning as a tiny and barely standing 600 sf house transforming into a one-of-a-kind modern home polished and finished finally. Reality hasn't sunk in yet. We're still pinching ourselves. We thought this moment would never come. Strange. Surreal. Exciting.
We spent spent a quiet moment that evening together turning on the lights to the house for the first time, popping open a bottle of champagne we had been saving for something like this and sipping it slow on our rooftop with Bagel along side. We reminisced about the various stages of the construction, the contractors, the hands that helped build it all, the hurdles and about the time when we almost walked away.
I suppose the fun part is starting - the decorating and the final finishes. Yes, we've amassed furniture here and there, and our live / space beneath is getting crowded.
I can't wait to start making this house into home.
We've come so far.